Install Microsoft Office Communicator R2 Silently using SCCM

The following process has been tested and confirmed as working with Microsoft Office Communicator R2 (version 3.5.6907.83) and SCCM R2.

It does the following tasks:

  • Installs Office Communicator R2 silently
  • Removes the ‘first run’ demo for all new users


  1. Download the latest install files
  2. Create a text file called install.cmd and copy in the following information:
  3. @echo off
    REM Install Communicatormsiexec /i "%~dp0Communicator.msi" /qb! /norestart
    REM Remove first run demo
    reg add HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Communicator /v TourPlayed /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
  4. Copy the installer file and install.cmd to your software package share
  5. You can now create your SCCM package or deploy the software by using install.cmd.

For more information on creating SCCM packages see distribute software using SCCM.